Settling vs. Being Alone

People asked a lot of questions.

I don’t blame them. I would have asked, too.

They wanted to know what made me stay so long in an engagement that didn’t feel right.

And what made me finally leave.

The answer to both questions is—fear.

I stayed because I was afraid I’d never find true love. And maybe what we had was as good as it gets.

But fear made me leave, too.

I finally acknowledged that I was way more scared of living a mediocre life in a mediocre marriage than of being single again.

Because my single life was fantastic.

So if marriage wasn’t going to be fantastic, then I wasn’t interested.

My next book is going to be about this topic because I see a lot of people sticking with a “just okay” relationship.

And I know why they settle.

Because I almost did.

But I’m so glad I didn’t.

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